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Are FUE Hair Transplants the Answer to Thinning Hair?

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Thinning hair is more something that happens to men, but women can suffer from it as they get older. A hair transplant treatment is one treatment that may resolve the issue, but is it right for you? What can you do to remedy the situation? Are FUE hair transplants the answer?

What is an FUE Transplant?

Unlike other hair transplants that often involve removing a strip of healthy scalp with growing hair follicles and transplanting it to another part of the scalp, FUE is very different. During FUE, tiny hair follicles are collected one by one. These are then implanted into the scalp individually in the area where the hair is thinning. The people at The Treatment Rooms, London, a top-rated hair transplant clinic with 5* reviews, are highly experienced in this procedure and have achieved excellent results for their patients.

How is the Treatment Given?

An initial consultation allows the patient to discuss what their requirements are and for the medical staff to provide a proper assessment. If a decision is made to go ahead, then an operating theatre is booked for the upcoming procedure. Hair follicles are usually removed in the morning and carefully set aside. After a lunch break, a second procedure is done where the removed hair follicles are implanted in the desired location. In most cases, FUE treatment is completed over a single day.

Are There Different Levels of Treatment?

Hair follicles are removed by the hundreds or thousands. These are grafted onto the scalp. The more grafts are performed, the greater potential scalp coverage is achieved. Up to 2,000 grafts can be completed in a single day. The number of grafts partly relates to what’s required by the patient, the availability of viable hair follicles to transplant, and the budget.

How Long Until You See Results

Results are not instant. The scalp requires time to heal, and the transplanted hair follicles won’t grow new hair instantly. In addition, after several months, existing hair in that area of the scalp will fall out. This is nothing to be alarmed about and is expected.

The new hair will then grow back to create a fuller-looking head of hair. It’s important to realise that depending on the level of hair thinning, additional grafts will do a better job of filling in the visible gaps once the new hair is fully grown.

Do Hair Transplants Fix Thinning Hair?

With FUE transplants, an optimal number of grafts is needed to provide sufficient coverage in the affected area. Therefore, a balance must be found between budget availability versus the number of grafts to get the desired results. Also, it’s a good idea to use a reliable clinic dedicated to hair transplants to achieve better long-term results.

Furthermore, it’s worth pointing out that thinning hair isn’t usually something that stops at a certain point. Therefore, being realistic about that means that more than one hair transplant over some years might be needed to maintain a fuller head of hair.

If you’re suffering from thinning hair, don’t just accept it. Look into modern FUE hair transplants because they could add more hair growth where the thinning is becoming obvious.

Covid-19 Rapid Lateral Flow Test Kits

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Rapid Lateral Flow Test Kits

As we begin to meet with one another again and get our lives back to normal, or rather a new normal, many of us are anxious about how we will stay safe whilst staying social. It has become more and more evident that COVID-19 testing will be a key part of this, particularly rapid lateral flow test kits. In just 15 minutes tests indicate whether you currently have COVID-19 and have been useful globally in helping reduce daily cases. After a whole year of staying home, I love the idea that I can finally see my friends and family again and not worry as much. I can’t wait to go for dinner or grab a coffee and just finally relax. 

Antibody Tests

With so many tests out there it can be quite confusing on what to go for. UK Wholesales have one of the largest range of tests including your normal Antigen nasal/oral nasopharyngeal tests to antibody tests which require a finger prick using a blood sample and let you know if you have developed antibodies as a result of having the vaccine or a case of coronavirus which is nice to know! The Antigen tests are being used across workplaces to get people back into the office and have been a great way to keep cases contained rather than infecting multiple people.

Non-invasive Lower Nostril Swab

One test that is unique to UK Wholesales is their non-invasive lower nostril swab which is so much easier to use. The test doesn’t have to go all the way up your nose, instead, it just goes into the lower nostril. If you’ve had many tests you’re probably sick of the tickle up your nose and the uncomfortable feeling in your throat. For me, this test sounds like a relief, especially if we have to test regularly. After all, no one wants to have to swab all the way up the nostril and to the back of the throat every time you go into the office or for a meal. 

Fit To Fly Test

If you’re anything like me, you love travelling but how and when seems a bit confusing at this point. But it seems there is light at the end of the tunnel and I will soon be on a beach again. In order to travel to the majority of countries, you now need a test or multiple tests. Some countries accept lateral flow tests but more often than not you need a PCR test. This type of test comes at a cost as you need a fit to fly certificate upon arrival but thankfully there are lots of options on the market. Some are more pricey than others. UK Wholesales have a fit to fly test option available which will send everything right to your letterbox with a prepaid envelope. They will then provide you with a result within 24-h of receiving your sample.